White Shadow

White Shadow

By Noaz Deshe

Synopsis

Since 2008, albinos in Tanzania have become human targets. Witch doctors offer huge sums of cash for their body parts to be used in magic potions. From 2008 to 2010, more than 200 witch-doctor inspired murders occurred. As a local saying goes: “Albinos do not die, they just disappear.” This is the story of Alias, an albino boy on the run. After his father’s murder, his mother sends him to the city. His uncle Kosmos, a truck driver, takes care of him. Alias learns fast in the city, selling sunglasses, DVDs and cellphones, it will not take long before the boy experiences at first hand the difficulties of life, and of being different.
Tanzania 115 minutes 2014 Swahili
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Awards
  • Durban International Film Festival (Best International Director) - 2014 Venice International Film Festival (Venice, Italy)
  • East End Film Festival (UK) (Best Feature) - 2014 Venice International Film Festival (Venice, Italy)
  • Era New Horizons Wroclaw International Film Festival (Best Film, Audience Award) - 2014 Venice International Film Festival (Venice, Italy)
  • Geneva Black Movie Festival (Prix Boréal du Public) - 2014 Venice International Film Festival (Venice, Italy)
  • SFIFF San Francisco Film Society (Special Jury Prize) - 2014 Venice International Film Festival (Venice, Italy)
  • Venice International Film Festival (The Luigi De Laurentiis Lion of the Future Award for Best Debut Film) - 2013 Venice International Film Festival (Venice, Italy)
Festivals
  • Calgary International Film Festival 2014 (Calgary, Canada)
  • Durban International Film Festival 2014 (Durban, South Africa)
  • Galway Film Fleadh 2014 (Galway, Ireland)
  • Goteburg Film Festival 2014 (Goteburg, Sweden)
  • Istanbul International Film Festival 2014 (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2014 (Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic)
  • Nashville International Film Festival 2014 (Nashville, United States)
  • Rotterdam International Film Festival 2014 (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
  • San Francisco International Film Festival 2014 (San Francisco, United States)
  • Seattle International Film Festival 2014 (Seattle, United States)

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